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"Life and Death of Books during the Siege of Leningrad (1941-44)," a talk by Polina Barskova

Event Information

Location

650 East Pleasant Street

Date & Time

Apr 18, 2019 | 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Email

renaissance@english.umass.edu

Join us for "Life and Death of Books during the Siege of Leningrad (1941-44)," a talk by Polina Barskova, Professor of Russian Literature at Hampshire College. 

Barskova has published articles on Nabokov, the Bakhtin brothers, early Soviet film, and the aestheticization of historical trauma, primarily the Siege of Leningrad (1941-1944).  Three of her books of poetry, translated into English, have been published recently: This Lamentable City (Tupelo Press), Zoo in Winter (Melville House Press), Relocations (Zephyr Press).

Reception to follow.